Biber: the Joyful Mysteries

Sunday 9 December 2018, 5.00pm

St Swithin’s Church, Clunbury, Shropshire SY7 0HG

In the days leading up to Christmas, Nicolette Moonen (violin) and Pawel Siwczak (organ) perform the first five of the Rosary Sonatas by H.I.F. Biber (1644–1704). In these sonatas, Biber’s highly descriptive music addresses and describes the birth of Christ and the events that surrounded it. Pawel Siwczak will also play organ music by composers of Biber’s time. The concert will take place in this beautiful parish church, built originally in the twelfth century, and will be candlelit.

The music

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644–1704): Rosary sonatas – the Joyful Mysteries
The Annunciation
The Visitation
The Nativity
The Presentation in the Temple
Jesus in the Temple

The musicians

(Nicolette Moonen violin, Pawel Siwczak organ)

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